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SOLID MARK: Richard Ducker & Kasper Pincis

26 April - 24 May 2014

dalla Rosa Gallery | 121 Clerkenwell Road | London EC1R 5BY | dallarosagallery.com


Solid Mark installation view: Richard Ducker, Stealth Device series (2014), compressed poystyrene, resin, black flock


SOLID MARK: RICHARD DUCKER & KASPER PINCIS 26 April – 24 May 2014 dalla Rosa is delighted to present Solid Mark, a two-man exhibition of recent work by Richard Ducker and Kasper Pincis. Both artists deal with mark-making, inhabiting space with concrete statements through sculpture and typewritten compositions. The Stealth Device series continues Ducker’s inquiry into the myth and heroics of sci-fi, its past and future, wherein lies the slippage of meanings between analogue and digital, prop and sculpture, material and form. As with Ducker’s installation series Dark Matter Flowers (2013-4) the new works open up a dialogue between mute Modernist sculpture and a fantasy future locked in a pre CGI past. The work consists of an installation of sculptural props, made from the off cuts of the Flowers series. It indulges in the passive-aggressive of void/presence, where form is protrusion, but remains indeterminate in its mediation between fact and fiction. Having been inspired by Georges Perec’s playful inhabitation of the page in Species of Spaces (1974), Kasper Pincis has been experimenting with blocks of overlapping typewritten text in various combinations of routes across the A4 page using its particular geometry. After a while this felt restrictive, as he was relying on small accidents of chance, the format too rigid, and the ratio of planning to chance, order to chaos perceived as too one-sided. Testing the paper through folds Pincis instinctively come up with rules and systems, but wanted to create a more natural, ‘biological’ system, like a plant growing, where the system was responding to more chance events, hence laying down squares of colour fairly casually at first, to respond to and work with. About the Artists Richard Ducker has exhibited throughout the UK and internationally, including: ICA (London); Kettles Yard (Cambridge); Serpentine Gallery (London); Royal Academy (Edinburgh); Mappin Gallery (Sheffield); The Yard Gallery (Nottingham); The Kitchen (New York); Flowers Central (London); Cell Project Space (London); Katherine E Nash Gallery (Minnesota, USA); Standpoint Gallery (London); Café Gallery (London); Anthony Reynolds Gallery (London). In 2006 Ducker was founder and director of Fieldgate Gallery. The space was 10,000 square feet warehouse in Whitechapel (London) and over two and half years hosted 18 exhibitions. Since the space closed in 2008 he has continued to curate under the name of Fieldgate Gallery at a variety of different venues. Kasper Pincis’ practice plays with ideas of fiction, adventure, folklore and exploration, balancing conventional imagery with his experimental approach to medium and technique. He studied at Camberwell College of Art, Goldsmiths, and Royal Academy Schools, and has taken part in exhibitions and projects in Turin, Berlin, Kraków, London. Pincis was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012 and is featured in the upcoming book Typewriter art: a modern anthology by Barrie Tullet, published by Laurence King in May 2014.

opposite: Kasper Pincis, Blue Underscore (2014), typewriter on photocopied paper, 21 x 29.7 cm


previous pages: (l) Richard Ducker, Stealth Device 9 (2014), compressed polystyrene, resin, black flock (r) Kasper Pincis, 123 Grey (2014), typewriter on photocopied paper, 21 x 29.7 cm this spread: Solid Mark installation view: Kasper Pincis & Richard opposite: Benjamin Bridges, Terminus (2014), detail, oil on canvas, 51 xDucker 51 cm


Solid Mark installation view: Kasper Pincis, +2, +3, +5 (2014), typewriter on folded paper, 21 x 29.7 cm


RICHARD DUCKER EDUCATION BA in Fine Art at Reading University, MA in Fine Art from Goldsmith’s SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 2014 Islands: Richard Ducker, Gibson/Martelli, Coleman Projects (London) Solid Mark: Richard Ducker & Kasper Pincis, dalla Rosa Gallery (London) 2013 Creekside Open, selected by Paul Noble, APT Gallery (London) Dark Matter, solo exhibition dalla Rosa Gallery (London) 2012 Politics of Amnesia, Café Gallery (London) The curator’s Egg, Anthony Reynolds gallery (London) 2011 Two-person exhibition, Angus Hughes (London) 2010 Suface warp Factor, Aubin Gallery (London) Double Trouble, Blythe Gallery (London) Null and Void, solo exhibition at Oblong Gallery (London) 2009 Cooler Warmer, Standpoint Gallery (London) Dumbwaiter, James Taylor Gallery (London) The Sculpture Show, V22 (London) 2008 Words Fail Me, solo exhibition at Gone Tomorrow (London) Wastestate, Bearspace (London) Enchanted, Katherine E Nash Gallery (Minnesota, USA) Matt Franks, Sheena Macrae, Richard Ducker, Fieldgate Gallery (London) 2007 Dirty Turkey, Gone Tomorrow Gallery (London) 2006 Grotto, Studio 1.1 (London) No–ship, SevenSeven Gallery (London) 2005 Small is Beautiful, Flowers Central (London) Hard Labour, Cell Project Space (London) 2004 Sonya’s Office, solo exhibition at 21 New Fetter Lane (London) 2002 Growth Form, The Yard Gallery (Nottingham)


2001 Art for Plot, The Kitchen (New York) Wellcome Trust, TWO10 Gallery (London) 2000 SSA 2000, Royal Academy (Edinburgh) 1998 Store, solo exhibition Cable Street Gallery (London) 1997 WheNever, Commercial Too (London) 1996 Nicepace, Commercial Too (London) 1994 Inflation Saints, Shad Thames (London) 1993 Art for Equality, ICA (London) Contingent, Clove Gallery, (London) 1992 Face Values, Kettle’s Yard (Cambridge) Barclays Young Artist Award, Serpentine Gallery (London)

Richard Ducker, Stealth Device 6 (2014), detail, compressed polystyrene, resin, black flock


KASPER PINCIS EDUCATION 2004-07 Royal Academy Schools: PGdip Fine Art, Gold Medal Winner 2001-04 Goldsmiths College: Joint Honours BA Fine Art and History of Art 2000-01 Camberwell College of Art SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2012 Pekee-Nuee-Nuee, dalla Rosa Gallery (London) Perek, Aanant&Zoo Gallery, (Berlin) 2010 By Any Means, dalla Rosa Gallery (London) SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2014 Solid Mark: Richard Ducker & Kasper Pincis, dalla Rosa Gallery (London) London Art Fair, Art Projects, dalla Rosa Gallery stand, Islington Business Design Centre 2013 Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition, Jerwood Gallery (Hastings) Cluster: Benjamin Bridges, Aaron McElroy, Kasper Pincis, dalla Rosa Gallery (London) Summer Show, Royal Academy of Art (London) 2012 Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition, Jerwood Space (London) Cross Section/01, dalla Rosa Gallery (London) Summer Show, Royal Academy of Art (London) London Art Fair, Art Projects, dalla Rosa Gallery stand, Islington Business Design Centre 2011 Print & Design, Bearspace at SW1 Gallery (London) 2009 Open Studio, Deptford X (London) Zero, Aanant & Zoo (Berlin) 2008 Illustrations of the Passes of the Alps, Parlour Project Space (London) 2007 Identity, Martinart Gallery (Turin) Royal Academy Schools Diploma Show (London) 2006 ASP.KRK.RAS.LDN, Wisnicz Castle (Krakow) Premiums, Royal Academy Schools interim show (London)

Kasper Pincis, Punctuation Blue/Turquoise 2 (2014), detail, typewriter on photocopied paper, 21 x 29.7 cm


COLLECTIONS Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library (London), private collections in Germany, Italy, UK. PUBLICATIONS Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology, Barrie Tullet, Laurence King Publishers, May 2014 Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012 Catalogue, published to accompany the Jerwood Drawing Prize touring exhibition. Edited by Anita Taylor and Parker Harris (ISBN 978-1-908331-07-6)


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SOLID MARK: Richard Ducker & Kasper Pincis